Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail : The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--And Themselves

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A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.
In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a "New York Times" columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 38.1mm | 90.72g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In, Updated
  • Plates, black and white
  • 0143120271
  • 9780143120278
  • 90,009

About Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award-winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for "The New York Times," a columnist, and assistant editor of business and finance news. He is also the editor and founder of DealBook, an online daily financial report. He has won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader.
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..".comprehensive and chilling..."
..".his action scenes are intimate and engaging..."
-"The New Yorker"
"Sorkin's prodigious reporting and lively writing put the reader in the room for some of the biggest-dollar conference calls in history. It's an entertaining book, brisk book...Sorkin skillfully captures the raucous enthusiasm and riotous greed that fueled this rational irrationality."
-"The New York Times Book Review"
..".brings the drama alive with unusual inside access and compelling detail...A deeply researched account of the financial meltdown."
..".meticulously researched...told brilliantly. Other blow-by-blow accounts are in the works. It is hard to imagine them being this riveting."
-"The Economist"
"Sorkin's densely detailed and astonishing narrative of the epic financial crisis of 2008 is an extraordinary achievement that will be hard to surpass as the definitive a dramatic close-up, his book is hard to beat."
-"Financial Times"
"Sorkin's book, like its author, is a absolute tour de force."
-"The American Prospect"
"Andrew Ross Sorkin pens what may be the definitive history of the banking crisis."
-"The Atlantic Monthly"
"Andrew Ross Sorkin has written a fascinating, scene-by-scene saga of the eyeless trying to march the clueless through Great Depression II."
-Tom Wolfe
..".Sorkin has succeeded in writing "the" book of the crisis, with amazing levels of detail and access."
"Sorkin can write. His storytelling makes "Liar's Poker" look like a children's book."
-SNL Financial
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